Travel from Oahu
to Japan

What you need to know about COVID-19 testing, vaccination
and regional travel requirements

Last updated June 12, 2022    |      Reverse Route

Requirements for traveling to Japan

As of June 1, 2022, Japan is allowing foreigners to enter the country for non-tourism purposes (business, education, etc.) and hosting select small tour groups as part of its “test tourism” trial. All foreign Travelers to Japan will need to meet arrival testing requirements based on their origin country. This new system categorizes nations into three groups classified by risk:

  • Blue (low risk): no arrival testing, quarantine or vaccination certificate required
  • Yellow (medium risk): if valid vaccination certificate provided, no arrival testing or quarantine required
  • Red (high risk): PCR test and quarantine required upon arrival

The U.S. is currently in the Blue (low risk) category. For more information, please click here.

Please keep in mind that while masks are no longer required on board our flights, Japan airports do require that masks are worn inside the airport. We recommend packing a mask in your carry-on bag and having it ready to wear upon deplaning the aircraft if you are not already wearing one in flight.

Returning to Oahu

The United States requires all non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants entering the country by plane be fully vaccinated. Limited exceptions apply.

Full details on the U.S. entry requirements can be found on the U.S. CDC’s website.

Vaccinated travelers need to show proof of full vaccination status prior to boarding. See details on accepted vaccines, as well as acceptable forms of proof of vaccination. Children under the age of 18 are not required to show proof of vaccination.

Additionally, all travelers (U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens) ages 2 years and older must complete the CDC attestation prior to boarding.

As of midnight on Sunday, June 12, 2022, international travelers will no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the U.S.


All international travelers

Follow the step-by-step instructions to meet the requirements necessary for entering the U.S. and State of Hawaii. If you do not meet these requirements, you will not be able to board your flight.

Please note that some exceptions apply for unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will not be able to board a flight to the United States unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the U.S. government proclamation and CDC’s Order. See the full list of exceptions and requirements for each listed here. Please note that some exceptions will require post-arrival testing, quarantine upon arrival or possibly even agreement to vaccination after 60 days, so it’s critical that you read through the full requirements.
  • Sign the CDC attestation. Download and print the form prior to arriving at the airport. Attestations need to be completed for all travelers 2 years and older prior to boarding.

Bring your vaccination card to the airport

Pack this in your carry-on bag, as you will be asked to show proof before boarding.


Bring your vaccination card to the airport

Pack this in your carry-on bag, as you will be asked to show proof before boarding.

Prior to boarding your flight to Hawaii, you will be asked to show proof of your full vaccination status by presenting your physical vaccination card. Have your card easily accessible in your carry-on bag.

If you are an unvaccinated U.S. citizen, you do not need to show proof of vaccination, but will need to complete all other steps.

Print and complete the CDC forms

Don’t forget to pack this with you before you depart for the airport.


Print and complete the CDC forms

Don’t forget to pack this with you before you depart for the airport.

Every traveler 2 years and older will need to complete the following CDC passenger forms either at home (recommended) or during check-in at the airport. Be sure to present your completed forms at the ticket counter. 

Get pre-cleared prior to departure

Allow extra time to do this before boarding the aircraft.


Get pre-cleared prior to departure

Allow extra time to do this before boarding the aircraft.

From your departure airport, you’re able to get pre-cleared during check-in or at the gate. A Hawaiian Airlines Guest Services Agent will verify your documents and allow you to board the plane. Once screened at the gate, you do not need to be screened or quarantined upon arrival in Hawaii.

Traveling with kids?

If you’re traveling with keiki (children), here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Every child 2 years and older will need to complete the CDC passenger attestation forms.

Masks

In alignment with TSA’s Security Directive, as of April 18, 2022, face masks are now optional for our guests and employees onboard Hawaiian Airlines flights. However, please keep in mind that masks are required at all international airports we fly to. We recommend packing a mask in your carry-on bag and having it ready to wear upon deplaning the aircraft if you are not already wearing one in flight.

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